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27th Jun '17 3:50:15 PM Austin
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has ComicBook/TheJoker and The Riddler. The Joker often spends just as much time performing pranks and other petty things as much as killing people. The Riddler has a compulsion to make complicated puzzles for [[ItAmusedMe his own amusement]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has ComicBook/TheJoker and The Riddler.ComicBook/TheRiddler. The Joker often spends just as much time performing pranks and other petty things as much as killing people. The Riddler has a compulsion to make complicated puzzles for [[ItAmusedMe his own amusement]].



* Loki, Marvel's version of the Norse God of Mischief and Lies. Varies from out-and-out villain to anti-hero, depending on the writer and the incarnation (for example, de-aged Loki is a lot less malevolent than his previous, older self).

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* Loki, ComicBook/{{Loki}}, Marvel's version of the Norse God of Mischief and Lies. Varies from out-and-out villain to anti-hero, depending on the writer and the incarnation (for example, de-aged Loki is a lot less malevolent than his previous, older self).



* Klus from Studio 100's "Kabotuter Plop" series, he loved playing tricks and pranks around the other gnomes. Sometimes having his own pranks backfiring at him.

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* Klus from Studio 100's "Kabotuter Plop" ''Series/KabouterPlop'' series, he loved playing tricks and pranks around the other gnomes. Sometimes having his own pranks backfiring at him.



* Mesopotamian Mythology: Inanna. In one Sumerian myth, she tricks her grandfather Ea into giving her the ''me'' (the arts and skills of civilization) by getting him drunk.

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* Mesopotamian Mythology: Myth/MesopotamianMythology: Inanna. In one Sumerian myth, she tricks her grandfather Ea into giving her the ''me'' (the arts and skills of civilization) by getting him drunk.
18th Jun '17 10:21:44 AM nombretomado
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* Br'er Rabbit from ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and the original stories. In [[WaltDisney Disney's]] adaptation, and all adaptations since then, the pronunciation has been "''brayer''", as if it were a mispronunciation of "brier", when, in actuality, "Br'er" is supposed to be pronounced as "bruh", meaning "Brother". This character is deconstructed in Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'', where "Br'er" is correctly pronounced.

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* Br'er Rabbit from ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and the original stories. In [[WaltDisney Disney's]] Creator/{{Disney}}'s adaptation, and all adaptations since then, the pronunciation has been "''brayer''", as if it were a mispronunciation of "brier", when, in actuality, "Br'er" is supposed to be pronounced as "bruh", meaning "Brother". This character is deconstructed in Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'', where "Br'er" is correctly pronounced.
14th Jun '17 12:21:44 AM Psychadelico
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** The Coyote plays this role in the legends of the Southwest Native American groups. Depending on the story, he ranges from simply being a clever animal to an outright god.

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** The Coyote plays this role in the legends of the Southwest Native American groups. Depending on the story, he ranges from simply being a clever animal to an outright god.god[[note]]In many of the Western cultures, he's one of the primary creator gods, though his role varies from being "''the'' main one" to "the one who screwed it up for everyone else"[[/note]]. Personality-wise, he ranges from an unreliable-but-friendly ally to humanity, to a too-clever-by-half {{Jerkass}}-{{ButtMonkey}} who teaches people how to behave by negative example, to the personification of chaos, definitely powerful, but ''nobody's'' friend.



** Tezcatlipoca subverts the archetype in that he was at the same time an authority figure, and a very important one at that. The only times he was really trickster-ish where mainly when he wanted to annoy his brother, Quetzalcoatl.

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** Tezcatlipoca subverts the archetype in that he was at the same time an authority figure, and a very important one at that. The only times he was really trickster-ish where were mainly when he wanted to annoy his brother, Quetzalcoatl.Quetzalcoatl.
** He was definitely at the far "god of chaos" end of the trickster archetype. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Alternative names]] for him translate approximately to things like "he to whom we are his slaves", "change through violence" (likely a reference to revolution), and "enemy of both sides".
10th Jun '17 1:05:34 PM nombretomado
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* While Beltane and Thorn both see themselves as tricksters among the students at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the WhateleyUniverse, they are nothing compared to Sun Wu Kong, who has been plaguing Bladedancer ever since his first appearance.

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* While Beltane and Thorn both see themselves as tricksters among the students at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, they are nothing compared to Sun Wu Kong, who has been plaguing Bladedancer ever since his first appearance.
8th Jun '17 6:44:26 PM DustSnitch
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* Br'er Rabbit from ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' and the original stories. In [[WaltDisney Disney's]] adaptation, and all adaptations since then, the pronunciation has been "''brayer''", as if it were a mispronunciation of "brier", when, in actuality, "Br'er" is supposed to be pronounced as "bruh", meaning "Brother". This character is deconstructed in Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'', where "Br'er" is correctly pronounced.

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* Br'er Rabbit from ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' and the original stories. In [[WaltDisney Disney's]] adaptation, and all adaptations since then, the pronunciation has been "''brayer''", as if it were a mispronunciation of "brier", when, in actuality, "Br'er" is supposed to be pronounced as "bruh", meaning "Brother". This character is deconstructed in Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'', where "Br'er" is correctly pronounced.



* Br'er Rabbit from ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' [[OlderThanTheyThink based on]] African-American folktales, is the American version of this archetype.

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* Br'er Rabbit from ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' [[OlderThanTheyThink based on]] African-American folktales, is the American version of this archetype.
30th May '17 9:47:14 PM nombretomado
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%%* Mat Cauthon of the ''WheelOfTime'' novels.

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%%* Mat Cauthon of the ''WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' novels.
15th May '17 4:13:08 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Lorkhan (aka [[IHaveManyNames Shor, Shezarr, Sep, Lorkhajj, etc.]]), the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] of Mundus, the mortal plane, is said to be this even by those religions with a highly favorable view of him. Depending on the telling, he convinced/tricked some of the other pre-creation spirits (et'Ada or Aedra) into sacrificing a large portion of their power in order to create the mortal world. Feeling betrayed by him, these other spirits "killed" him, cut out his heart (or "divine center"), and cast it down into the world he helped to create, where his spirit is forced to wander. The races of Mer (Elves), particularly the Altmer, typically despise him as they believe he robbed their ancestors of their pre-creation divinity and forced them to experience mortal loss and suffering. The races of Men (especially the Nords and Imperials) instead view him as a cosmic GreaterScopeParagon and champion of Mankind.
** The [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Vivec, most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', has this as one of his "mythic roles." A cunning WarriorPoet, Vivec has been known to bedevil the universe's other divine beings, especially if they mess with his people (though he is known to [[UnreliableNarrator exaggerate his role]] in some of these events and tells a number of [[MetaphoricallyTrue Metaphorical Truths]] to make him seem [[DeityOfHumanOrigin more divine than he really is]]). He also implies (steeped in heavy metaphor) that his "godhood" essentially comes from [[spoiler: [[BreakingTheFourthWall realizing that he's in a video game]] and using that knowledge to "edit" the situation around him]].

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** Lorkhan (aka [[IHaveManyNames Shor, Shezarr, Sep, Lorkhajj, etc.]]), the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] of Mundus, the mortal plane, is said to be this even by those religions with a highly favorable view of him. Depending on the telling, he convinced/tricked some of the other pre-creation spirits (et'Ada (Anu et'Ada or Aedra) into sacrificing a large portion of their power in order to create the mortal world. Feeling betrayed by him, these other spirits "killed" him, cut out his heart (or "divine center"), and cast it down into the world he helped to create, where his spirit is forced to wander. The races of Mer (Elves), particularly the Altmer, typically despise him as they believe he robbed their ancestors of their pre-creation divinity and forced them to experience mortal loss and suffering. The races of Men (especially the Nords and Imperials) instead view him as a cosmic GreaterScopeParagon and champion of Mankind.
** The [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Vivec, most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', has this as one of his "mythic roles." A cunning WarriorPoet, Vivec has been known to bedevil the universe's other divine beings, especially if they mess with his people (though he is known to [[UnreliableNarrator exaggerate his role]] in some of these events and tells a number of [[MetaphoricallyTrue Metaphorical Truths]] to make him seem [[DeityOfHumanOrigin more divine than he really is]]). He also implies (steeped in heavy metaphor) that his "godhood" essentially comes from [[spoiler: [[BreakingTheFourthWall realizing that he's in a video game]] and using that knowledge to "edit" the situation around him]]. When he disappeared in the Fourth Era so did his power keeping the rock floating over Vivec City, Baar Dau. Even with people sacrificing souls to Clavicus Vile, the Daedric Prince of Deals, it fell with the same momentum it had before Vivec stopped it and annihilated the island. In its wake Vivec City turning into the Scathing Bay, Red Mountian erupted, Vvardenfel became covered in choking ash, and the survivors were forced to evacuate. And then the Argonians invade...
22nd Apr '17 2:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* Juppo and Meg from the {{Suikoden}} series are "tricksters" by occupation.

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* Juppo and Meg from the {{Suikoden}} ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series are "tricksters" by occupation.
4th Apr '17 11:20:23 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' Lorkhan, the god that a lot of things trace back to, is said to be this. It's a trait shared by some of the beings closely related to him. He's mainly portrayed as this by the Altmer, though (who consider him utterly evil). The races of Men tend to give him a much more benevolent portrayal, usually under the names "Shor" or "Shezzar".

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' Lorkhan, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Lorkhan (aka [[IHaveManyNames Shor, Shezarr, Sep, Lorkhajj, etc.]]),
the god that a lot [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] of things trace back to, Mundus, the mortal plane, is said to be this. It's a trait shared this even by those religions with a highly favorable view of him. Depending on the telling, he convinced/tricked some of the beings closely related other pre-creation spirits (et'Ada or Aedra) into sacrificing a large portion of their power in order to him. He's mainly portrayed as this create the mortal world. Feeling betrayed by him, these other spirits "killed" him, cut out his heart (or "divine center"), and cast it down into the world he helped to create, where his spirit is forced to wander. The races of Mer (Elves), particularly the Altmer, though (who consider typically despise him utterly evil). as they believe he robbed their ancestors of their pre-creation divinity and forced them to experience mortal loss and suffering. The races of Men tend to give (especially the Nords and Imperials) instead view him as a much cosmic GreaterScopeParagon and champion of Mankind.
** The [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Vivec, most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', has this as one of his "mythic roles." A cunning WarriorPoet, Vivec has been known to bedevil the universe's other divine beings, especially if they mess with his people (though he is known to [[UnreliableNarrator exaggerate his role]] in some of these events and tells a number of [[MetaphoricallyTrue Metaphorical Truths]] to make him seem [[DeityOfHumanOrigin
more benevolent portrayal, usually under divine than he really is]]). He also implies (steeped in heavy metaphor) that his "godhood" essentially comes from [[spoiler: [[BreakingTheFourthWall realizing that he's in a video game]] and using that knowledge to "edit" the names "Shor" or "Shezzar".situation around him]].
2nd Apr '17 10:34:48 AM nombretomado
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%%* Xerxes Break from ''PandoraHearts''.

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%%* Xerxes Break from ''PandoraHearts''.''Manga/PandoraHearts''.
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